Christine de Frehn became a Girl Scout as a young girl when she joined her Brownie troop. Meeting weekly in the basement of the local Presbyterian church, she was able to meet other Girl Scouts from her hometown's two other elementary schools that she otherwise would not have been able to get to know. When asked what some of her best memories from her time as a Girl Scout, she said: "An instructor in Swedish Weaving came to one of our meetings and gave us a lesson. Each of the girls, myself included, made a sample of different weaves and patterns. I still have my sample that I made! Swedish weaving has been my hobby ever since! I use it all of the time to make gifts for others and myself."
Christine was also lucky enough to join a troop of Girl Scout Seniors when she was just starting high school: "It was nice to join up with the high school girls; they were also so nice, and made such lovely role models!"
Christine has advice for today's Girl Scouts as well: "Take advantage of your opportunities! Don't be afraid to try something new; even if you don't like it, you can at least say that it was a learning experience! Just keep an open mind."
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